Left upper lobectomy

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Previous left upper lobe lung cancer. Patient well. Outpatient follow up.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female
X-ray

Surgical clips at the left hilum.

Volume loss in the left hemithorax, with a tented left hemidiaphragm.

Post operative scarring close to the sutures.

Right lung clear.

Case Discussion

These are the typical appearances following a left upper lobectomy.

It is important to be aware or the normal post operative appearances when reporting follow up imaging.

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Case information

rID: 50330
Case created: 30th Dec 2016
Last edited: 24th Mar 2017
System: Chest
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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